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The Indicted Former Speaker

The Editor, Was the indicted Speaker (Alex Tyler) ouster unconstitutional? Well, let see what the Constitution say: Article 49 of the Liberian Constitution states that “The speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the House” So what part of “…The speaker, the Deputy Speaker and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the House.” do the indicted Speaker…

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Politics Tributes 

PHOTO ESSAY: Speaker Alex Tyler

The recent Global Witness damning report on Liberia has raised the stakes as the 2017 presidential and legislative election looms. Caught in this dragnet is a presidential candidate and Liberia’s third most powerful politician Alex Tyler who is the speaker of the Honorable House of Representatives. But who is Alex Tyler?—Alex Tyler, 52, was born on December 15, 1963 in Klay District, Bomi County Liberia, and belonged to the Unity Party up until late last year when he defected from the ruling Unity Party to formed his own Liberian People…

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News 

Students Run Speaker Tyler Off University Campus

By Jonathan Browne What was arranged by the campus-based University of Liberia Student Union or ULSU for students of the University to engage House Speaker Alex Tyler on the work of the Legislature turned disruptive Wednesday, 27 January on the UL Main Campus in Monrovia when protesting students from opposing campus-based parties booed and threw stones, disbursing the crowd that had gathered under the famous Palava Hut on campus. The Intellectual Discourse Committee of ULSU had invited Speaker Tyler, head of the Liberian Legislature, to address the student populace on…

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Politics 

Liberian House Speaker Alex Tyler Empty Words…

Sir Winston Churchill…he also told the House of Commons, “I have nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears.” These were not mere words. They inspired the British people and with the help of Americans, led by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Britain repelled the Germans and went on, with the other Allied Powers, to defeat Nazi Germany and the other Axis Powers in World War II! We are talking about truly meaningful, serious, inspiring words that made a momentous difference in world and human history. Alas! Can we say the…

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Politics 

PHOTOS: the exotic Jandy Paradise in Marshall

Liberian House speaker Alex Tyler recently opened an exotic paradise hotel in Marshall city, and at a price tag, of about 1million united states dollars or more. It seems Tyler made his exclusive wealth while serving as Speaker of the Republic of Liberia, the third most poweful man in the country. Under Tyler’s leadership more than 5billion worth of bogus contracts were rectified at the Liberian Assembly, according the reputable auditing firm Moore Stevens. Tyler’s wealth is unexplained… ________ #photoessay ________

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Artists & Reviews 

Under pressure for unexplained wealth Alex Tyler calls for audit

OPENING THE 5TH SITTING of the national legislature this week, the Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr. Alex J. Tyler (UP, District #1, Bomi County) assured that lawmakers would no longer compromise their mandate in the discharge of their duties. AS REASSURING as the Speaker’s intentions were, they came ten years late. TEN YEARS AFTER the body became notorious for its now infamous “Cold Water” label; ten years after members of both the lower and upper house sat idly by and allow one corrupt official after the next to…

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News 

Liberian Presidential Candidate Alex Tyler Cannot explain his Massive Wealth

Listener Staff Report In the same year he announced his bid for the Liberian presidency, as he broke away from the ruling party to formed his new and own Liberian People Democratic Party [LPDP]; Speaker Tyler also the last few weeks unveiled a new exotic hotel, restaurant, sports bar outside Monrovia, the trendy Jandy Paradise in the city of Marshall. Tyler in his declaration of assets to the NEC in 2005, according to FrontPageAfrica earned a monthly salary of US$207. fast forward to 2016 and he is a millionaire. He…

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Politics 

Open Letter to Alex Tyler: Politicians Like You…

It has come to my attention that in an attempt to wanting to become president of Liberia on the platform of the newly established LPDP, you have asserted that there are two groups of Liberians: the ones -like you – who invest in Liberia the little you accumulate, and the ones who see Liberia as a farm from where they can harvest and store abroad. Mr. Speaker, while your classification is no news to Liberians, and seems only comical given its timing, let me hasten to add that it is…

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Op-ed Politics 

Liberian Speaker Alex Tyler Indicted for Corruption Throw Jibs At Graft Institutions

During the close of the 53rd Session of the 53rd Legislature on Thursday, October 15, 2015, one of the issues that may have attracted public attention was the warning to anti-graft institutions in the country by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler. He strongly warned integrity and anti-graft institutions against what he referred to as politicking and focus on their work, stressing that these institutions must remain within the framework of the law. Though Speaker Tyler mentioned no names, among the major integrity and anti-graft institutions…

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News Politics 

Liberian House Speaker Alex Tyler’s Selfish Presidential Ambition

Hawa Wesseh This month, having served as house speaker for almost a decade, Alex J. Tyler resigned from the ruling Unity Party [UP], perhaps sensing the party has spent it political capital with Johnson Sirleaf calling the shots since 2005, or sensing he will not get his party nomination. But whatever recognized public perception there might be, with the ruling UP running up to 2017, there is no way Alex Tyler can extricate himself from the record already laid. Tyler, reports say is contemplating forming his own party to run…

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